The Rev. Elsa Marty leads St. Lydia’s, a food-focused faith community in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
David Gelles is the author of Mindful Work, which is about meditation in the business world. He is also a business reporter for The New York Times and mindfulness practitioner.
Wakoh Shannon Hickey is an assistant professor of religious studies at Alfred University in New York. She serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Buddhism in the West unit.
Jaime Kucinskas is an assistant professor of sociology at Hamilton College in New York. She studies religion, inequality and the mainstreaming of Buddhist meditation, and she recently published The Mindful Elite, which is about the elite leaders behind the mindfulness movement.
Imam Khalid Latif is executive director of the Islamic Center at New York University, where he also serves as a chaplain. He is also the co-founder of Honest Chops, New York City’s first organic, halal butcher shop.
Elizabeth Pipko is founder and president of the Exodus Movement, a conservative organization for Jews who left the Democratic Party. She worked on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
David Halperin is the executive director of the Israel Policy Forum, which advocates for a peaceful two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Stosh Cotler is CEO of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, a liberal Jewish organization that combats conservative policies. Arrange an interview through Elliot Levy.
The Rev. Paul Smith is a pastor, civil rights activist and patient advocate. He serves on the board of advisers for Compassion & Choices, which seeks to increase access to medically assisted suicide. He is the author of Facing Death: The Deep Calling to the Deep.